Domination and Triumph at Sonoma: Nagai Secures Trans Am Victory in XGT, Barber Claims Triumph in TA2 Class

Domination and Triumph at Sonoma: Nagai Secures Trans Am Victory in XGT, Barber Claims Triumph in TA2 Class
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With a record turnout of competitors this weekend at the Sonoma SpeedTour, race one for the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli’s Western Championship at Sonoma Raceway was a wild one, starting ou…

This weekend at the Sonoma SpeedTour, there was a record turnout of competitors for the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli’s Western Championship at Sonoma Raceway, leading to an intense and eventful race one. Michelle Nagai in the No. 72 Nagai Racing/Berkeley Jet Drive Chevrolet Camaro emerged victorious in her class XGT, making a mid-race pass to win the race overall. Tim Barber in the No. 33 DIG Motorsports Ford Mustang dominated the CUBE 3 Architecture TA2 Series, leading every lap in the class and the first 20 circuits overall, securing his second victory of 2024. XGT cars had a strong showing throughout the weekend’s practice and qualifying sessions, with Nagai earning her second win of the season. Despite early trouble for some top competitors in XGT, Nagai managed to maintain her lead, eventually overtaking Barber and claiming the overall victory. On the podium, Nagai credited the race to faith and praised the competition, urging more drivers to join the Trans Am Series on the West Coast. Barber, starting fifth overall, emerged as the overall race leader and held off fierce competition in the TA2 Series, ultimately securing a well-deserved victory.

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